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Unit description

Introduces students to key concepts in Neuroscience and provides a neural basis for the understanding of the human nervous systems and how they function together in healthy and clinical context. 

Unit content

  • Overview of the nervous system
  • The cerebral cortex and vascular supply
  • The spinal cord, peripheral nerves and plexuses 
  • The motor systems 
  • The sensory systems
  • The autonomic nervous system
  • The cranial nerves and brainstem
  • Higher order functions of the nervous system

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1analyse and compare the structural organisation of the human nervous systemIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2outline and compare selected functional components of the human nervous systemIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3explain the effects of damage to functional components of the human nervous system.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. analyse and compare the structural organisation of the human nervous system
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. outline and compare selected functional components of the human nervous system
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. explain the effects of damage to functional components of the human nervous system.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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International

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